TV legend and household favourite Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89 after a 75-year career.
The much-loved television presenter passed away following a number of years of deteriorating health.
Forsyth came to national attention in the mid-1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Since then, he has hosted shows like The Price Is Right, You Bet!, The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right.
Television Presenter and Entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth whose career has spanned more than 75 years has died aged 89
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But it was his role as a presenter on hit show Strictly Come Dancing that cemented Bruce’s place in the nation’s hearts as a whole new generation were exposed to his unmistakable – and unforgettable – brand of entertainment.
In 1980, the veteran entertainer was asked to judge the Miss World competition where he fell in love with fellow judge, the 1975 Miss World winner, Wilnelia Merced from Puerto Rico. The pair married in 1983 and have one son together.
In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth – whose career spanned an unbelievable eight decades – as having the longest television career for a male entertainer.
Hundreds of tributes have poured in since the news of his death was confirmed.
Our thoughts are with Bruce’s friends and family at this time.